Incredible Health Benefits of Consuming Sapodilla or Chico

by Daniel / Apr 25, 2017 / 0 comments

This is a fruit known scientifically as Manikara zapota and is native to Central America. The fruit is available all year round and goes up to 12 meters in height. The edible part of the fruit is soft, grainy and has a pulpy texture and it’s pleasing to the taste buds. You can eat the fruit fresh or you can add it to smoothies and ice creams. The Chico fruit has a lot of health benefits including:

This fruit acts as a laxative and can be used to control constipation and diarrhea. Pick some young fruits and boil them. Drink the water to halt diarrhea.

If you are experiencing a cold, boil the leaves (yellow ones) and drink the liquid to stop nasal congestions or any other respiratory problem.

The seeds can be used to control bladder issues and kidney stones. Crush the seeds to extract the liquid and drink it.

The liquid from the seeds can be used for bites and stings even the ones that are venomous.

Chico fruit has high dietary fiber content. 100 grams of this fruit provides you with six grams of dietary fiber.

Chico is highly concentrated with tannins; these are antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. Tannins fight many disease causing agents.